Where names in Golden letters were written on the wall
Somebody sounded a bugle
And ghosts seemed every where
Until the last note softly fell
On the suddenly empty air
Then the world filled up with living
in its own accustomed way
With the usual busy traffic
Of the usual busy day
But what I most remember
And know that I always will
is how we stood utterly silent,
And absolutely still
One of the many poems read out by the children of Durweston School in their service of Remembrance on Wednesday 11th November in St Nicholas Church.
We might not have been able to ‘troop’ into our churches last Sunday. We did however, stand in church porches, the door way of our homes and around war memorials. Only the sound of the bugle and bells stirred the silence as we stood and remembered those men and women who gave their lives in two world wars and the too many conflicts which have followed in their wake, for our freedom today.
My grateful thanks to Mike and Emma for ringing the bells at Stourpaine and Durweston. The flower ladies, Emma, Hattie, Jackie at Durweston. Anne and Jane at Pimperne and Fran at Stourpaine. All three churches looked fittingly fabulous. Revd Belinda
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